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Hans' Pils | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Hans' PilsHans' Pils

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Added by champ103 on 08-08-2010

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5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

This is one of the very few German "style" beers that actually tastes exactly like a German beer. It very closely resembles a northern German "herbes" (=bitter) Pils. The closest German beer as a comparison might be Flensburger, also knows as "Bölkstoff", for those of you who love comic books. As a German-American Texan, I love Hans Pils.

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of DEstlund
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you want to define a Texas Pilsener, this is it. It's bigger, bolder, and a little more bitter than most, but it suits us just fine.

Head: Healthy foam leading to consistent lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, grassy. Definitely a lawnmower beer.

Flavor: Honeysuckle water, sweet floral, with just enough bitterness to give it an edge.

Mouthfeel: Light and fizzy, with just enough maltiness to balance refreshing with satisfying.

Overall: This could be the truest Texas beer out there. Try it with smoked brisket and tell me it's wrong.

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4.83/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.73/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

6 pack for around 10 bucks. The first year they bottled it! Third year as Summer seasonal.

Just higher on the ABV and IBUs than BJCP Guidelines, but I certainly don't mind. This is probably the hoppiest Pils I've ever had.

Bright, hazy, golden yellow with full white head. Excellent head retention. Reminds me of Duvel.

Big nose of freshly cut grass, flowers and cilantro.

Vibrant hop character. Clean and raw.

Big oily mouthfeel wih dry finish. Lingering bitterness.

I really can't find anything wrong with this. Good fix for hop heads, super drinkable. The only Pils I can think of liking more is the Victory Braumeister series. Okay I thought of something wrong with it - it doesn't stay in the glass long enough...it does leave a lotta lacing though.

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4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I almost never like Pilsners. But I truly love this Pilsner. Perfect balance between a clean taste and an interesting taste. Effervescent and intriguing.

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4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw yellow color. Hard to say what the head looks like since the bartender did an awful job pouring it. All that's left is a thin ring of white lace.

Smell: Light grainy malt and distinctive flowery/spicy noble hops. Clean, no fruity esters, no diacetyl.

Taste: Dry from start to finish. Crisp with a long-lasting bitterness from the noble hops that lasts into the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation. Low bodied.

Overall: Crisp, clean, refreshing beer that prominently features noble German hop bitterness. Loses big points in the appearance for lack of a head (maybe due to bartender error), and the hazyness. It also looses out a tad in the mouthfeel department. Still, it's a phenomenal summer beer, and at 5.3% ABV you can toss back 2 or 3 without becoming inebriated.

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4.56/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, golden color with a beautifuly persistent  lacining. Well balanced with the hops just pushing forward. A nice bitter aftertaste mingles with a rich, malty sweetness and leaves me wanting more. Not as crisp as some pilsners, but it's mellow, medium body is very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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